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Welcome to venticool!

venticool is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling  by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC (www.aivc.org) and REHVA (www.rehva.eu).

The platform was officially launched during the 33rd AIVC-2nd TightVent conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 10-11 2012 hosting 4 topical sessions on ventilative cooling. It has been initiated by INIVE EEIG with (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of its partners.

Ventilative cooling in energy performance legislations

Because of their increasing weight on building design options, energy performance regulations have undoubtedly become key market drivers. This is a specific concern for ventilative cooling strategies as they require rather mature assessment methods for thermal comfort and ventilation losses to be correctly accounted for. In fact, adequate credit for ventilative cooling should account for thermal comfort criteria as well as ideally, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and noise. It should reflect the effective cooling potential which greatly varies within a single day, calling for rather sophisticated calculations seldom used in regulations. The good news is that CEN standards (in particular, EN 15251 and EN 15242) provide methods that could fill the gap. In any case, this will be a clear focus area of the ventilative cooling platform.

Favorite Highlights of the AIVC-venticool & TightVent 2018 joint Conference!

The February 2019 edition of the REHVA Journal has been released, including a selection of articles presented at the 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference, 2018 “Smart Ventilation for buildings” held in Juan-Les-Pins, France on September 18-19, 2018.

Specific articles include:

  • Are low-cost sensors good enough for IAQ controls? | Iain Walker, Woody Delp, Brett Singer (LBNL, USA)
  • Including air-exchange performance in building regulation | R.C.A. van Holsteijn (VHK Research, Netherlands), H.J.J. Valk (Nieman Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V. , Netherlands), J. Laverge (Ghent University, Belgium), W.L.K. Li (VHK Research, Netherlands)
  • IAQ in workplace in Belgium: alternatives to CO2 requirement |Samuel Caillou (BBRI, Belgium), Jelle Laverge (Ghent University, Belgium), Peter Wouters (INIVE EEIG, Belgium)
  • Key findings on ventilative cooling | Peter Holzer, Philipp Stern Institute of Building Research & Innovation, Austria)

To download and read the full journal please visit: https://www.rehva.eu/publications-and-resources/rehva-journal/2019/012019.html

Stay tuned for the next issue of the REHVA journal with more highlights from the AIVC 2018 Conference!

Favorite Final Preparation Meeting of IEA EBC Annex 80: Resilient Cooling for Residential and Small Non-Residential Building, 12-13 April, 2019, Dubai

The final meeting of the Annex 80 preparation phase will be held on April 12-13, 2019 at the Heriot Watt University in Dubai right after the “Comfort at the Extremes” Conference (https://comfortattheextremes.com/programme/) .

The programmes of each subtask will be discussed and the Annex Work Programme will be defined. All conclusions will feed into the final version of the Annex Text, based on which the Executive Committee will decide upon starting the Annex 80 working phase.

Further information on registration, programme etc. can be found here.

Favorite Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out! Edition of January 2019

The January 2019 issue of the “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” newsletter has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool), Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (https://ieq-ga.net/), the Dynastee platform & EU relevant information.

The paper is available at the first of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

We would like to encourage you to subscribe to get informed on a regular basis on our platforms’ activities.

Favorite AIVC 2019 Conference – Call for Abstracts

The 40th AIVC Conference  “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” will be held during the 15th & 16th of October, 2019 at ‘Het Pand’, the congress centre of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. It will be a joint event combined with the 8th TightVent and the 6th venticool conferences. The conference programme will include well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics, invited speakers, long and short oral presentations arising from the call, as well as 90 seconds industry presentations.

Abstract submission is open at: https://www.dna.gr/aivc2019/ .

The deadline for the abstract submission is March 20, 2019.

For further information and updates visit us at https://www.aivc2019conference.org

Favorite AIVC 2018 Conference Programme available!

The final programme for the joint 39th AIVC, 7th TightVent –& 5th venticool conference “Smart ventilation for buildings” to be held on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France is now available.

The conference will consist of 3 parallel tracks devoted to: Smart ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Health relationships, Ventilation and Airtightness and, Ventilative cooling – Resilient cooling, including 115 presentations from the call for papers and presentations on invitation.

There will be a total of 17 topical sessions:

  1. Rationale behind ventilation requirements and regulations
  2. Integrating uncertainties due to wind and stack effect in declared airtightness results
  3. Ductwork airtightness: Ongoing work in some European countries
  4. Sensors for smart ventilation
  5. Smart ventilation control strategies
  6. Performance of heat recovery ventilation systems in practice
  7. Air Quality in Domestic Kitchens
  8. Development of Indoor Air Quality Metric
  9. Assessing performance of ventilation systems
  10. French initiatives: An update on the French indoor air quality observatory recent results: focus on ventilation and perspectives
  11. Demand controlled ventilation in French buildings – 35 years of wide scale experience
  12. Commissioning of ventilation systems – Improving quality of installed ventilation systems
  13. Measurement accuracy of air flow and pressure difference
  14. Supplementing ventilation with gas-phase air cleaning, implementation and energy implications. The new IEA-EBC annex 78
  15. Presentation and Discussion of the recently adopted IEA EBC Annex 80 on Resilient Cooling
  16. BIM and Construction 4.0 opportunities in relation to ventilation and airtightness
  17. Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance

Keynote speakers:

  • Emmanuel Acchiardi, French Ministry of Housing
  • Nicolas Doré, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)
  • Jarek Kurnitski, REHVA Vice-president – Chair of the Technology and Research Committee
  • Yves Lambert, European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA)
  • Philippe Moseley, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, European Commission
  • Bjarne Olesen, ASHRAE president – Technical University of Denmark.
  • Donald Weekes, Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) President

The final programme can be found at: http://www.aivc2018conference.org/#FINAL-PROGRAMME

An overview of the draft programme is available at: http://aivc2018conference.org/#PROGRAMME-AT-A-GLANCE

Registration is still possible but now ONLY ON SITE.

For further information please visit the conference website at: http://aivc2018conference.org/